VI Gov’t ‘failing to apply 10-year requirement for residency law’- Gov Rankin

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The Governor was speaking during a press conference on June 9, 2023, to update the public on his Third Quarterly Review on the Implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) Report Recommendations.

2,226 backlog applications pending

“As I previously made clear, we need to deal with the continued backlog of applications for Residency and Belonger status which as at 1st June was reported to stand at 2,226 applications. I recognise that this is a sensitive area, but we need to resolve the applications of those who have been lawfully living and contributing in the BVI for many years and who are entitled under the law to receive status,” Governor Rankin stated.

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